You are cordially invited to IWP’s Annual Constitution Day Lecture as a webinar presentation on the topic:
How the Civil War Completed the Constitution: A 2020 Perpetuation Address
Dr. Ken Masugi
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET
**This event will also be streamed live on Facebook. **
This event is sponsored by The Institute of World Politics.
About the lecture: As we celebrate the Constitution, let us reflect that it took the Civil War to make the Constitution conform to our ultimate founding document, the Declaration of Independence. Beginning with the abolition of slavery, the 13th Amendment required other radical changes as well. The triumph and the tragedy of the 13th Amendment become more vivid, as we Americans today assume the duty of perpetuating the Founders’ and Abraham Lincoln’s achievements and intentions.
About the Speaker: Dr. Ken Masugi is a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and a Senior Contributor to the online journal of American Greatness. He is also a lecturer in Government at the Johns Hopkins University Center for American Government in Washington, DC.
Dr. Masugi has also taught at the US Air Force Academy, where he served as Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor and the Ashbrook Center of Ashland University.
He has served ten years in the federal government as a speechwriter for Cabinet Department heads and special assistant for the then-Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Clarence Thomas.
Dr. Masugi has co-edited or co-authored a dozen books on American politics and political thought, most recently The Rediscovery of America: Essays by Harry V. Jaffa on the New Birth of Politics and John Marini, Unmasking the Administrative State, both in 2019. He is currently working on a book manuscript, Unequal to Equality: How America Betrayed Its Revolution.
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